The Euro Crisis and Democratic Legitimacy in a Multi-Level Polity

The Euro Crisis and Democratic Legitimacy in a Multi-Level PolitySeminar questions:

Does Europe suffer from a democratic deficit? If so, where does it come from? Has this become exacerbated in the aftermath of the Euro crisis?

Margaret Thatcher’s Bruges Speech, 20th September 1988:

Required readings:

Andrew Moravcsik (2002). In Defence of the ‘Democratic Deficit’. Reassessing Legitimacy in the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies 40 (4):603-624

Simon Hix and Andreas Follesdal (2006). Why there is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik. Journal of Common Market Studies 44 (3): 533-562.

Jürgen Habermas (2012). The Crisis of the European Union in the Light of a
Constitutionalization of International Law. The European Journal of International Law Vol. 23 no. 2.

Further readings:

Fritz Scharpf (2013). Political Legitimacy in a Non-Optimal Currency Area. MPIfG Discussion Paper 13/15

Larry Siedentop. 2001. Democracy in Europe. New York: Columbia
University Press, chap. 11.

Rittberger, Berthold, and Frank Schimmelfennig. 2006. Explaining the constitutionalization of the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy 13 (8): 1148-­-1167.

Hix, Simon. 2008. What’s Wrong With the European Union and How to Fix it. London: Polity Press.

Robert Keohane, Stephen Macedo, and Andrew Moravcsik (2009). Democracy and Enhancing Multilateralism. International Organization 63 (1): 1-­-31.

Philippe Schmitter (2000). How to Democratize the European Union. And Why Bother. London: Rowman & Littlefield, chap. 1.

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